Yes, I finished something on time, my ‘Grey Gardens’ wrap. And the weather cooperated Sunday so I could wear it to my friend Rachel’s “Handknit Wedding” (more on that later this week). The day was brilliant and sunny, but the temps were cold for Savannah, so I cuddled up in this luscious, oversized angora-and-wool triangle and never even felt the chill.
As promised, I’m offering the FREE PATTERN on ~ duh ~ my Free Patterns page. The wrap is knitted in Cascade Cloud 9, Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Crystal Palace Kid Merino, on US 8 needles. I started out to make Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton’s “Sursa,” which is a big favorite in my knitting group. But a friend suggested I not double the Cloud 9, which made it a whole new ballgame. This is a B-I-G knit, i.e., the finished measurement is 96″ by 34″ sans ruffle! But it’s a dream to work with ~ somehow avoiding the up-your-nose-and-all-over-your-clothes downside of angora ~ and the Cloud 9, which is used for the main, gray part of the shawl, does the most amazing thing: it felts itself as you knit. Makes the most wondrous fabric. I did a totally different ruffle, too ~ a fluted chevron thingie that’s a little, well, edgier than a simple ruffle.
My First Human Pattern. Enjoy!
Another Hot, Fierce Tranny Mess
Do you love “Project Runway” on Bravo? If so, you’ll know what that little subtitle refers to, and you’ll enjoy this skit that ran on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. WordPress won’t let me link directly to the NBC clip and it’s not up on YouTube, but here’s a link: